PLAN INTERNATIONAL ZAMBIA
CALL TO TENDER
TENDER TO SUPPLY AND DELIVER VILLAGE CHICKENS TO LUSAKA DISTRICT
The Government of Zambia is implementing the Scaling Up Nutrition Phase II Programme (SUN II) in 17 districts with financial support from FCDO, the EU, the German Government through KFW, Irish Aid and SIDA. The SUN II is supporting Government structures, systems and interventions to the stunting reduction strategy outlined in Most Critical Days Program Phase II (MCDP II). To achieve significant reduction in stunting, the program is designed to deliver a package of high-impact interventions to the 1,000 days households (with pregnant and lactating women and children below the age of two), offering counselling on infant and young child feeding practices and maternal and adolescent nutrition, guidance on nutrition-sensitive agriculture for dietary diversification, and promotion of safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
To effectively promote production and consumption of diverse foods, the SUN II program is empowering household beneficiaries with various nutrient-dense agricultural inputs. Part of this intervention includes the distribution of poultry and other small livestock through the pass-on-the-gift activity. This is expected to improve the dietary diversity at household level while increasing the productivity of the specific household. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing technical support to the government partners at district level to ensure the successful implementation of the activity.
SUN II Pass-on Objective
The main objective of the pass-on intervention under the SUN II project is to ensure that beneficiary households have access to animal source protein through consumption of poultry and poultry products
I. Geographic – This will be done in the ONE (01) SUN II district, Lusaka. And delivered to SUNII beneficiaries wards: Chainda Ward 29, Chawama, Harry Mwanga Nkumbula, Kamulanga, Kapwepwe, Lima, Mtendere, Mwembeshi, Ngwerere, Raphael Chota
II. Beneficiaries – the vulnerable beneficiary households will be identified in collaboration with in the specific districts and will have to meet the following criteria:
a) Pregnant women
b) Lactating women
c) Child(ren) under the age of two (2) years old
All beneficiaries should receive training on poultry production and management before they are empowered with the specific livestock packages. In addition, the beneficiary households need to demonstrate the following:
a) Livestock housing facilities
b) Adequate water source
c) Be willing to pass on the agreed livestock package
d) Participate in other nutrition related activities
e) Contribute towards a revolving fund to be used for expenses towards feeding and veterinary drugs
This is very critical for the successful implementation of the pass-on activities. The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock through the Department of Livestock Development and Department of Veterinary Services in the districts will be responsible for providing oversight on the welfare of the livestock on the project.
Livestock packages will be procured through the NGOs with guidance from the district MFL officers. Priority should be given to local (within the district) suppliers if they are available. Critical consideration on selection of the livestock suppliers should be made based on factors which includes; routine management, general health, bio-security and type of animals.
LIVESTOCK PROCUREMENT, MOVEMENT (TRANSPORTATION) AND PLACEMENT
Livestock procurement: Livestock procurement should be done from identified suppliers meeting the required conditions. The livestock procurement will be done by the local NGO working in the specific districts as per the procurement guidelines.
Livestock packages movement: The movement of livestock packages will be done in accordance with The Animal Health Act No. 27 of 2010. A stock movement permit will only be issued after necessary tests have been done. The animals should also be vaccinated, dewormed and treated for any disease before they are moved. A stock movement permit should be accompanied by tests from an approved government laboratory (CVRI or Provincial laboratories) and proof of vaccination status. All these procedures are to ensure that only healthy animals are supplied to beneficiaries and the movement of animals does not result in an outbreak. There shall be three types of movement permits issued:
- Intra-district (within the district);
- Inter-district (between two districts within the same province); and
- Inter-provincial permits using information from stock registers.
During transportation, the transporter shall ensure that animals are treated in a humane manner. The vehicle shall have adequate space for the number of animals being carried and shall be well ventilated. Adequate food and water shall be provided during transportation to ensure that animals do not succumb to hunger and dehydration. When moving the chickens, it is recommended that stress packs are given to the flock on arrival to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by stress during transportation.
Livestock packages placement:
Livestock shall only be placed with a beneficiary who has met the implementation conditions and follow the guidelines. The project will adopt “Passing on the Offspring” approach. In terms of village chickens, mature (point-of-lay) chickens will be placed with the initial beneficiaries who will be responsible for their care.
Once the livestock packages have been distributed to the beneficiaries, it is expected that they are supposed to pass on an equal number of offspring to other identified beneficiaries. It is the responsibility of the beneficiary to ensure that the livestock is taken care of following good livestock and veterinary practices. Only healthy livestock should be passed on to the next beneficiary.
Call for Supply of Village Chickens for Distribution to SUNII Households under the SUN II Program: Lusaka District
The Supplier should meet the following requirements:
The supplier must be able to supply to 15 Wards within Lusaka
Be able to supply 6000 chickens composed of the following: 1200 Cocks (Improved breeds),2400 Pullets (improved breed) and 2400 pullets (local breed)
Pullets should be at point of lay and breed
Transportation of the village chickens to the wards should be borne by the supplier and any mortalities during the transportation should be replaced by the supplier
Vaccinations should be done by the supplier with an oversight by the veterinary department.
The birds should be quarantined for 21 days before distribution. The cost of quarantine to be borne by the supplier.
The chickens should be vaccinated against new castle using Eye II.
The feeding costs of the birds during quarantine should be borne by the supplier.
Upon delivery to the wards, mortalities during the quarantine period to be borne by the supplier
Only healthy birds to be distributed to the beneficiaries after an assessment is conducted by the veterinary department
Ensure that chickens are vaccinated before delivery and that the veterinary department provide proof of vaccination
When transporting the Chickens, the supplier should ensure that the vehicle has adequate aeration for the chickens and in a good state to reach the destination without breakdowns
NEW CASTLE VACINES (200 DOSES) X10 DOESE
FOWL POX VACINES (100DOSES) X10 DOSES
ANTIBIOTICS (100MLS) X20 DOSES
GROWER FEED 50KGS X200 BAGS
VILLAGE CHICKENS COCKS IMPROVED BREED X1200
VILLAGE CHICKENS PULLETS IMPROVED BREED X2400
VILLAGE CHICKENS PULLETS LOCAL BREED X2400
All applicants should provide the following documentations:
- Tender offer/Quotation
- Three months bank statement
- Proof of Poultry agriculture affiliations
- ZPPA Registration
- Company registration certificate
- VAT Tax Registration /Clearance
- The applicant/supplier should have no pending litigation status that would negatively affect this contract.
How to Apply
NB: All successful applicants will receive notifications within 07 days from closure of Tender.